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Disneyland Might be the Birthplace of Doritos

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Disneyland is known for being the “happiest place on Earth” but did you know that it also might just be the birthplace of America’s beloved Doritos?

According to Consumerist, there’s two legends to the Doritos story with one of them naming Disneyland as the founding location of the popular chip. Apparently back in the day Frito (now known as Frito-Lay), had a restaurant in the park called Casa de Fritos where they sold Mexican food. One day, a local salesman requested that the stale tortillas be reused to make chips in an attempt to minimize wastefulness. Eventually the freshly fried tortilla chip thing caught on, leading Casa de Fritos to serve them to restaurant guests.

Arch West, former Frito-Lay Marketing Executive and creator of Doritos, saw how popular the chips were among guests and decided they would be much more profitable as a snack food. West immediately started mass producing Doritos with the help of tortilla vendor Alex Foods.

Ever since its inception, the renowned chip has been known as Doritos, which loosely translates to “little golden things” in Spanish. Little golden things indeed, with the success of Doritos Locos Tacos, over 100 varieties of the chip, and a huge customer fan base, West definitely struck gold.

H/T + PicThx Consumerist

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‘So Sorry About That!’: Domino’s Apologizes On Facebook for Making the ‘Best Pizza Ever’

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Domino’s honey, if I were you, I’d play this off as if it were done on purpose. As in, “so sorry you’ll never eat a pizza as good as that one again (but here’s 50 gift cards to make up for it).”

The Domino’s Pizza Facebook page seems so used to griping college stoners that it doesn’t know how to handle a compliment even when it’s handed over on a paper (or digital) platter. So when a Domino’s customer wrote “Best Pizza Ever! Keep up the good work guys! :)” in a Facebook comment, what else was a poor, self-deprecating auto-reply bot to do than shoot back a pitifully contrite “So sorry about that! Please share some additional information with us at bit.ly/dpz_care and please mention reference# 1409193 so we can have this addressed.”

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The Consumerist screencapped the whole exchange, musing that maybe Domino’s just has a particularly sensitive sarcasm filter (because face it, who uses smiley faces anymore? Lololol xD).

Still in Domino’s defense, they really do seem to get a lot of complaints (almost an unfair amount, considering their not-particularly posh clientele), so we figure this mix-up was bound to happen sooner or later. At least most of their more recent positive feedback has been met with very gracious thank you-s, though we can only imagine what might happen if anyone dared use that Easy A “Yum” gif.

Customer:

Domino’s:

Us:

H/T + PicThx Consumerist